Moleskine notebooks are a classic design, based on a style of notebook popular in Paris in the 19th and 20th centuries. In modern times, these handy books had disappeared, but Moleskine's co-founder, Maria Sebregondi wanted to bring them back. They're made popular by a simplicity combined with a useful set of features. An elastic strap holds them neatly closed when not in use, keeping them safe in the pocket or bag. A pocket in the back can tuck away receipts, tickets, some paper money, or other little extras. There's a bookmark to keep your place. The covers are simple, but strong enough to protect the notebook in use. And other than that, nothing.